The Highland Experience
This wonderful excursion combines a scenic drive through the Black Isle, a visit to picturesque Cromarty, time to go Dolphin spotting by the Moray Firth, the chance to visit a Malt Whisky Distillery and much more. This tour truly has something for everyone!
Our visit to the sleepy fishing village of Cromarty is like a journey into the past with its quaint fishermen’s cottages, crow-stepped houses and grand sandstone mansions. Once this attractive town was the major port for the North of Scotland, however the industrial revolution meant that this prosperity did not last long. The character of the village has been retained though, thanks to the careful conservation work that has been undertaken here.
After time in Cromarty we will make our way to Rosemarkie and Fortrose, where we will stop at Chanonry Point. The Moray Firth is home to a community of some 130 Bottlenose Dolphins and Chanonry Point is a popular vantage point with fans of these loveable mammals.
Our next stop is in the attractive town of Beauly. The name derives from the French, Beau Lieu (meaning beautiful place) and was so named by the monks that built a priory here in the 13th Century.
Next we make our way to Muir of Ord where, if you wish, you can visit Glen Ord Malt Whisky Distillery for a behind the scenes tour followed by a tasting of the end product.*
The last visit of the day is to the little village of Drumnadrochit which sits close to the banks of mysterious Loch Ness. Discover more about the loch and it’s famous resident at the fascinating Official Loch Ness Exhibition.
As we return to Inverness along the banks of Loch Ness keep a careful watch, just in case!
* When the Distillery is closed there will be an extended stop in Beauly.